Management Team

Management Team
Peter Birdsall, MA.ed

Peter Birdsall MA.ed, graduated from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in 1997. After this Peter continued his studies through the UK Open University, completing a Master of Arts in Education Management. His degree was carried out during the period of employment at IJselland University in the Netherlands, as director of the international office at the Deventer Business School and focused on three main areas: Peer Mentoring in (International) Higher Education; Curriculum Development in Higher International Education; Management of Higher Education.

Maggie Feng, MSc

Maggie Feng MSc, has worked in the higher education industry for more than 10 years after graduating from Master of Science programme in Facility Management, from the University of Greenwich, UK. Maggie also holds a Bachelor in Information Services Management, completed in the Netherlands as well as Engineering Management from China. Maggie has management experience in many disciplines, including: marketing, sales, communication, event, HRM, Project Management, Information Management, student accommodation and facility management.

Karen Penninga

Karen Penninga has worked for Wittenborg since 2004. She started working in the position of director’s assistant, and later on she fulfilled several positions like Head of the International Office, General Manager and at the moment as HR Manager & Policy Advisor. Karen has experience in many disciplines, including: HRM, finances, management, marketing, communication, student applications and registrations and facilities.

Dr. Jacques Kaat

Dr.Jacques Kaat, Acedemic Dean, is a University director specializing in quality assurance and international accreditation. Key words: integrity, commitment, collaborative leadership, diplomatic and social, versatile, liberal arts & sciences, global citizen, can-do mentality. 

Contact Position
Dr. Jacques Kaat Academic Dean
Karen Penninga HR Manager & Policy Advisor
Maggie Feng, MSc CEO - Member of the Wittenborg University Executive
Peter Birdsall, MA.ed Chair of the Wittenborg University Executive